Do I look like God? Where can I see Him? Wanting to connect more with God, a child asks his mother these questions and more in this rhyming verse book. In answer, Mother's tender and patient responses model God's love. The purity of children and the spiritually of all cultures radiate in this touching story. Mama, I Want to See God is Book 1 of the series Families Growing in Faith.
A true Georgia Peach, Vanessa, a former music teacher is currently a teacher- librarian and reading teacher. An inspirational author and speaker, Vanessa penned the children’s verse story, Mama, I Want to See God. This story is the first book in the series, Families Growing in Faith. Book two, Daddy, I Want to Know God launched October 1, 2017. In addition to writing, Vanessa enjoys singing for the Lord and baking homemade goods for her loved ones. To learn more about Vanessa and her other writing endeavors, please visit her website: www.vanessafortenberry.com
Mama, can I dance for God?
As a former music teacher, I know how children naturally gravitate toward the rhythm in music. Research has shown that babies come into the world having heard the rhythmic pattern of their mother’s heartbeat while in the womb. Let’s be honest, most humans can’t resist clapping, snapping, humming, and/or singing when hearing the steady beat in music.
God wants us to show our love for Him with expressions of praise and thanksgiving. David, who wrote most of the book of Psalm, loved to dance and play music for the Lord. David felt such an overwhelming joy that he wanted to celebrate God through worship with song and dance.
So, don’t resist a child’s spontaneous instinct to move when they hear music. Provide them with tambourines or any other percussion instruments. When I was a young child, my instruments were the pots and pans. What instruments did your parents provide?
Play worship music and allow children to dance and play their instruments to the beat. Oh yes, you will wish and beg for quiet time. As with other plans you create in your day, arrange specific times for musical activities and dance!